Monday, December 31, 2012

The Mission Call!

Eric filled out all his paperwork and did all his medical and dental appointments while going to school at BYU. But he opted to have his mission call sent to our home, just in case it took longer than expected and he was no longer in Utah, but home for Christmas. So the plan was this: As soon as the letter came in the mail, Keith and I would one-day ship it to his sister Diane's house in Provo and Eric would open it there while skyping and facetiming with the rest of the family. On Friday December 7th, Keith and I were skiing at Mt. Baker. We knew there was a possibility of the call showing up that day, so we left the mountain a bit early, hoping! Sure enough, we found the big white envelope in the mailbox. We quickly opened it and without looking at it,(I promise we didn't peek, we wanted to be surprise along with Eric) we copied the main letter and kept the original in an envelope at home, put the copy in Eric's envelope (Can you tell we don't trust the mail? Ha Ha!) then we raced it to the FedEx with just 2 minutes to spare, and they shipped it out on the 5:00 plane. Success! That same white envelope was sitting on Diane's doorstep by 10:00 am the next morning. Around 5 pm Saturday afternoon everyone gathered around their phones and computers for big moment!
 As you can tell, he's super excited about his call, and we're happy that he gets to go so soon.  He mentioned a few times that he felt like he would be called stateside, so he was prepared for that, and he loves speaking Spanish, so that's really fun too.  On our world map we had guesses marked with sticky notes all over the world, no one guessed even remotely close to New York, so that was a fun surprise.  Now, let the suit shopping begin!

Opening the Call